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Tickets now on sale for a business conference with a difference

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Tickets are now on sale for Shropshire’s Leadership Conference 2024.

Billed as a business conference with a difference, it brings together influential speakers from an array of backgrounds to impart their knowledge and experience of the future of leadership.

The much-anticipated event, which is being organised by the council’s Shropshire HR, is on Tuesday 16 April 2024 at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury.

The first of the keynote speakers will be Michael Heppell. Not only an international best-selling author, Michael is described as ‘one of the top three professional speakers in the world’. He will be talking about ‘how to be brilliant’.

Michael Heppell

Michael Heppell

Joining Michael on the stage will be John Williams, The Institute of Leadership’s CEO, a problem solver and strategist who brought with him experience from a career in international business and leadership development across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Far East and North America. His focus will be to help those listening to be ready to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances they face as leaders.

John Mark Williams

John Mark Williams

Last, but by no means least, of the inspirational keynote speakers is Joanne Lockwood FPSA FRSA FIEDP. Joanne is the founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen, a diversity, inclusion and belonging practice with a specialism in providing transgender awareness and support to organisations and businesses. Her mantra is smile, engage and educate, and she passionately believes that ‘people are people’ and, no matter who they are, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

Joanne Lockwood

Joanne Lockwood

That’s not all though, the day is packed full of thought-provoking hands-on masterclasses and workshops to inspire, challenge and evolve people’s thinking about the future of leadership, focusing on belief in potential, change and technology.

The event will also feature exhibit stands and interactive demos and wellbeing activities, as a reminder to prioritise mental health and resilience in the workplace.

Gwilym Butler, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for finance and corporate resources, said:-

“We’re so excited that tickets are now on sale for our fourth Leadership Conference.

“This time we’ll be offering something a little bit different. The day will be much more interactive, allowing you to get exactly what you need learn and grow.

“Please come along and hone your leadership skills, challenge your thinking and network with an audience of like-minded leaders.

“Whether you’re a senior manager, executive or on the cusp of moving up the ladder to a managerial role, you’ll take home ideas and inspiration that you will carry with you throughout your career.

“It’s one not to be missed.”

Tickets are priced at just £99 and this includes drinks and lunch. Those wanting to come along to the event are encouraged to book their tickets by visiting the Leadership Conference website (https://www.shropshireleadership.co.uk/).  

Delegates will be able to arrive from 8.30am, for an official start at 9.30am. The day will draw to a close at 4.30pm, with an opportunity to network afterwards.

Gwilym added:-

“This conference and the wider work of Shropshire HR is a great example of how we are putting our county on the map and leading the way to ensure that we have a healthy economy.”

Event sponsor

The Leadership Conference 2024 is proud to be sponsored by Agility in Mind.

The council is seeking further sponsorship for the event and have a variety of packages to suit different budgets and needs. Businesses can find out more about the opportunities available to them by emailing darren.griffin@shropshire.gov.uk.

Keep up to date

For latest updates, follow the Leadership conference on Twitter @shropshirehr  #ShropshireLeadership2024 

About Shropshire HR

Shropshire HR are part of Shropshire Council, providing not-for-profit HR support to councils, charities and businesses in Shropshire, the West Midlands and Wales. Services include HR advice and development, recruitment and payroll support, occupational health, and health and safety guidance.